With Fall starting and the weather beginning to turn less extreme, October is a great month for festivals in Florida. There’s tons of great food events this month including several city-wide food celebrations.
See our October Event Blog for more Events and Festivals happening in October.
Outdoor Events in Florida in October
October is an exciting month for events in Florida. This month is when there is finally a break in the high summer temperatures with a feeling of fall in the air.
Theme Parks & Attractions
With Halloween on the 31st of October, all of the main theme parks have Halloween-related events all month long. Plus Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival continues. Also be sure to check out museums in your area for special events.
- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
- Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
- Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights
- Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
More Fall & Halloween Events
October is the month for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and haunted houses. Here’s some of the halloween and autumn festivities happening around the state.
- Newberry’s Cornfield Maze
- Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze
- A Petrified Forest
- Amazing Grace Fall Festival
- Sweetfields Farm Corn Maze
- Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail
- Fox Squirrel Corn Maze
- Harvest Moon Fun Farm & Corn Maze
- Scott’s Maze Adventures
- Fright Night Haunted Houses at the South Florida Fairgrounds
- Partin Ranch Corn Maze
- Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival
- Suwannee Hulaween
- Freak Show Film Fest
- Micanopy Fall Festival
Oktoberfest and other Food and Drink Events
As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida. And in October, of course, we have our share of Oktoberfests! Here are some of the best ones:
- Central Florida Oktoberfest
- Tampa Bay Oktoberfest
- Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest
- Oktoberfest Tampa
- Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches
- Rocky Water Brew Fest
- Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
- Lobster Festival & Tournament
- South Beach Seafood Festival
- Stonecrab Festival
There are lots of Music Festivals taking place during the month of October, so enjoy the weather while you dance to all kinds of music.
Now that the weather is nicer, it’s the perfect time to be outside browsing craft vendors at a craft show!
There are tons of unique events and festivals in October if none of the above events are for you. These are the ones you don’t want to miss:
- Thunder Beach Autumn Rally
- ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival
- REEF Fest
- Winter Springs ARToberFEST
- Cooter Festival
- Fantasy Fest
- Orlando Film Festival
See our October Event Blog for more content about Events and Festivals happening this month.